play·​group | \ ˈplā-ˌgrüp How to pronounce playgroup (audio) \

Definition of playgroup

: an informal gathering of preschool children organized for the purpose of play and companionship

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The group is an intergenerational playgroup for families with preschool children, led by Guy and Tess., "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 6 Sep. 2019 Her mother arranges playgroups and activities for small children in Silicon Valley, working from Menlo Park. New York Times, "Lauren Weisenfluh, Daniel Obenshain," 4 Aug. 2019 Wee Play: An open playgroup for ages 0 to 5 and caregivers., "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 28 June 2019 The staff separates dogs into playgroups based on size, age, energy level and temperament. Tilde Herrera,, "How dedicated dog lovers saved their canine day care in Oakland," 21 June 2019 Since the introduction of Mandy Mouse to Peppa’s playgroup, many have taken to Twitter to praise the show for its positive disability representation. Molly Kay, Teen Vogue, ""Peppa Pig" Introducing Mandy Mouse Is a Major Moment for Disability Representation," 30 May 2019 In it, Madame Gazelle teaches the children in the playgroup about the holiday, including traditions like lanterns, fireworks, and dragon dances. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "Watch This 'Peppa Pig' Chinese New Year Sneak Peek With Your Kids Tonight," 11 Jan. 2019 Looks like, between the Monaguese, British, and Swedish royal families, Europe’s monarchies could have quite the royal baby playgroup. Vogue, "Is 2018 Officially the Year of the Royal Baby? Charlotte Casiraghi Reportedly Gives Birth," 23 Oct. 2018 And one from her baby playgroup, when my friend brought her camera. Jennifer Weiner, Good Housekeeping, "The Name That Actually Hurt Me," 17 July 2015

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First Known Use of playgroup

1909, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of playgroup

US : an organized group of young children and their parents that meet regularly so the children can play together
British : a school where children younger than five years old go to play and learn

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